Douglas Kammen writes on the history and politics of Indonesia and East Timor. His most recent books are Independent Timor-Leste: Between Coercion and Consent (Cambridge University Press, 2019) and Cina Timor: Baba, Hakka, and Cantonese in the Making of Timor-Leste (Yale Council on Southeast Asia Studies, 2019). He teaches at the National University of Singapore.
Conrad and Coal
The exploitative mining of coal was central to Conrad’s critique of colonial capitalism....